Kiss My Face® Shaving Cream Review

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Written by Leigh Matthews, BA Hons, H.Dip. NT

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Leigh Matthews, BA Hons, H.Dip. NT

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Leigh Matthews is a sustainability expert and long time vegan. Her work on solar policy has been published in Canada's National Observer.

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Kiss My Face® Shaving Cream is an excellent, non-toxic, effective shaving cream that offers a close shave and support for sensitive skin. Free from parabens, phthalates, SLS, artificial fragrances, preservatives, and other synthetic chemicals, this formula is also vegan-friendly, cruelty-free, not tested on animals and comes in a generous 11 ounce pump-action bottle. Lather with your hands, apply, shave, and rinse.

Kiss My Face® Shaving Cream

Leaf Score

Highlights: Offers a close shave and support for sensitive skin. Free from dyes and synthetic colors. Company is cruelty-free and never tests on animals.

Kiss My Face® Shaving Cream at a glance:

Country of Origin:USA
Ingredients:Fragrance-Free: Water, Myristic Acid, Vegetable Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Allantoin, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Arnica Montana (Arnica) Flower Extract, Hydrastis Canadensis (Goldenseal) Root Extract, Equisetum Hyemale (Horsetail) Extract, Alchemilla Vulgaris (Lady’s Mantle) Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Leaf Extract, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Extract, Saponaria Officinalis (Soapwort) Root Extract, Nasturtium Officinalis (Watercress) Leaf Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose
Certifications:Leaping Bunny
Table of Contents
  1. Kiss My Face® Shaving Cream
  2. Overview
  3. Kiss My Face vs. Be Green vs. Badger

Overview

The fragrance-free formula features olive and coconut oil, goldenseal, lemongrass, and aloe vera to soothe skin and act as astringents to guard against nicks and cuts. Kiss My Face also offer a Cool Mint formula, as well as Patchouli, Pomegranate and Grapefruit, Key Lime, and various other creams that can be used on both face and body.

Kiss My Face was founded in the early 1980s and has always been a cruelty-free company, never testing on animals. Their products are paraben-free, phthalate-free, and SLS free, and are also free from dyes and synthetic colors. Kiss My Face products are pH balanced and are formulated without carmine, lanolin, mineral oils, petroleum, or nanoparticles.

Kiss My Face vs. Be Green vs. Badger

Kiss My Face offer an eco-friendly, skin-friendly shaving cream in a pump dispenser, but this one doesn’t foam when dispensed and the company itself doesn’t boast any specific environmental and social initiatives.

If you’re looking specifically for a shaving cream, consider instead Pacific Shaving All Natural Cream. This product lathers well, is eco-friendly and skin-friendly, features organic ingredients and is cruelty-free and vegan. It is also long-lasting, which helps minimize plastic waste. That said, the company could do more in terms of environmental and social responsibility, so if these are considerations for you, look to Be Green and Badger instead.

By far, the best option for a foaming shaving cream, Be Green Bath & Body Citrus Shaving Foam has a 5 Leaf Score thanks to its eco-friendly ingredients, the availability of a refill pack (cutting down plastic waste), and the general environmental friendliness of the company. Be Green are consistently eco-friendly, with all products carrying high ratings from EWG. They are also engaged in protecting the environment and support charitable initiatives and fair labor practices.

Badger Shave Soap also offers a luxurious lather and can, in a pinch, be applied by hand and with cold water. It is best applied with warm water and a shaving brush, however, after Badger Shave Oil. Badger are a B Corp and products are made in the USA using Fair Trade and organic ingredients where possible. They have an impressive array of energy- and water-saving initiatives and environmental practices at their offices and manufacturing facilities, and their manufacturing processes do not create any toxic waste that could get into the local water system. They also package products in recyclable and reusable tins and use mostly recycled and recyclable packaging, with products shipped UPS carbon neutral.

Soap for Goodness Sake Shaving Soap, Babassu is a similar ‘soap cake’ product to Badger and lathers well for a smooth shave. Assessed as safe by the Environmental Working Group (EWG Verified™), this vegan-friendly shaving soap is not tested on animals and contains simple ingredients. It is unscented but has a naturally light coconutty scent from the Babassu oil. Soap for Goodness Sake is a small family business based in the USA. Unlike Badger, the company does not boast specific eco-friendly practices, environmental initiatives, or social enterprises.

Dr. Bronner’s is a shaving gel that looks more like an oil but acts like a shaving cream, making it somewhat difficult to classify. It lathers like a cream and offers a smooth shave while hydrating and protecting skin. Like Badger, Dr. Bronner’s are a B Corp and engage in fair trade practices, good labor practices, and environmental initiatives, including using 100% post-consumer recycled packaging.

Nurture My Body also offer a shaving cream that is eco-friendly and skin-friendly, but it does not lather. Nurture My Body are a small company engaged in permaculture to product the raw ingredients for their eco-friendly, skin-friendly products that carry high ratings from EWG and have never been tested on animals. They don’t appear to have any additional environmental credentials but are still a great option as they offer their products in recyclable, ultraviolet-proof blue glass jars with recyclable PET plastic lids.

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